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Interested in finding out what's really hot at Vakkaru Maldives? This section is devoted to telling you all about numerous exciting things that're going on at our resort as well as what we're keen to draw up plans for.

  • 21 December 2021 – 7 January 2022

    The ‘Glitter and Gold’ Festive Programme at Vakkaru Maldives

    Vakkaru Maldives announces festive programme ahead of 2022 Golden Jubilee Year of Tourism in the Maldives With the year-end fast approaching, Vakkaru Maldives offers enough reason to be merry with the launch of the 'Glitter and Gold' Festive Season programme - a celebration with all things gold in a nod to the country's Golden Jubilee Year of Tourism in 2022. Running from 21 December 2021 until 7 January 2022, Vakkaru Maldives 'Glitter and Gold' themed programme is designed to reflect the rich heritage, culture and environment of the Indian Ocean, where all guests are invited to share the joy of the holidays with family and friends at Vakkaru in tropical style, with a dynamic series of lifestyle and wellbeing experiences.

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  • 01 to 31 August 2021

    Combining physical fitness and holistic wellbeing: innovative wellness specialist Domingos Folgado comes to Vakkaru Maldives

    He’s coming back. Vakkaru Maldives and award-winning wellness practitioner Domingos Folgado take guests on a unique healing journey with his second special residency at the resort from 1st - 31st August 2021.

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  • 18 June 2021

    The Baa Atoll Big Five Safari: Vakkaru Maldives invites guests to explore the underwater wonders of its UNESCO Biosphere Reserve home

    In recognition of its incredible marine diversity and spectacular sea life, it was 10 years ago this month that Baa Atoll was named the Maldives’ first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. To mark this significant anniversary, Vakkaru Maldives is inviting guests to explore the underwater wonders surrounding the resort on the first-ever Baa Atoll Big Five safari and to enjoy a range of special events and privileges as part of its 50 Shades of Blue celebration.

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  • 11 and 14 June 2021

    Unlock your creative potential with our Illustrator Masterclass featuring Uliana Kushkova

    Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Baa Atoll as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with our Illustrator Masterclass featuring Uliana Kushkova

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  • 19 April 2021

    Vakkaru Maldives welcomes UK-based aesthetic practitioner Daisy Whitear

    From 4 - 17 May, Vakkaru Maldives welcomes UK-based aesthetic practitioner Daisy Whitear to the resort for a short-term beauty residency. With over 30 years of experience within the medical aesthetic and beauty industry, her lifelong professional mission has been to help people feel beautiful both inside and out.

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  • 11 March 2021

    Vakkaru Maldives launches ‘Tales of the Ocean’ Easter Celebration

    This year marks the 10th anniversary of Baa Atoll being designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and Vakkaru Maldives takes this opportunity to pay tribute to the wonders of the ocean with its ‘Tales of the Ocean’ Easter Celebration from 1 to 7 April 2021.

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  • 01 March 2021

    Fire cupping, chakra aligning and ‘natural Botox’: innovative wellness specialist Domingos Folgado comes to Vakkaru Maldives

    From 15th March to 12th April, Vakkaru Maldives is proud to welcome Domingos Folgado to the resort for a special residency. A wellness consultant, therapist, acupuncture expert and qualified personal trainer who works with clients from his base in London, his residency at Vakkaru represents a rare opportunity for guests to enjoy the breadth of his knowledge surrounded by the restorative beauty of the Indian Ocean.

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  • 05 February 2021

    Celebrate Valentine's Day in Our Timeless Sanctuary

    This Valentine's Day, Vakkaru Maldives is tempting the guests to celebrate romance while immersing their body, mind and soul in the idyllic setting of Baa Atoll - arguably one of the most romantic destinations on the earth.

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  • 19 January 2021

    Vakkaru Maldives’ first visiting wellness practitioner of 2021 – Dawn Harlow will help guests to manifest a very happy new year

    With this new year representing a longed-for fresh start, Vakkaru Maldives is proud to welcome Dawn Harlow as the resort’s first visiting wellness practitioner of 2021. A spiritual guide, Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher, life coach and master in breathwork who will be in residence from 20 January to 28 February, she will lead a series of private and group sessions dedicated to providing guests with strength, clarity, calmness and purpose over the months to come.

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  • 11 January 2021

    Newly honoured by Wine Spectator, Vakkaru Reserve welcomes its Head Sommelier

    At Vakkaru Maldives, oenophiles will find there’s no better place to toast the start of 2021 than in Vakkaru Reserve. Fresh from winning a major accolade from the American magazine Wine Spectator, with a new head sommelier in place and showcasing a number of fresh new initiatives, the resort’s wine cellar will be a focal point for special wine and dine experiences throughout the year.

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  • 21 December 2020

    A Fresh Start: Vakkaru Maldives’ bespoke Ayurveda programmes will boost mind, body and soul

    As we reach the end of this seismic year, the adage that “health is wealth” has never rung more true. At Vakkaru Maldives, a new Ayurveda programme will provide guests with yet another way to boost their wellbeing as they enjoy the resort’s serene Baa Atoll setting.

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  • 19 November 2020

    50 Shades of Blue’ Festive Celebration

    We have many reasons to celebrate at Vakkaru, as we are going to bid farewell to this unprecedented year with 50 Shades of Blue, a Festive celebration like no other. Inspired by the remarkable seascape of Baa Atoll that in 2021 celebrates its 10-year anniversary as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, our Festive programme combines our dedication to wellness with a spectacular New Year’s Eve Gala that is guaranteed to raise spirits as we all look forward with hope and anticipation to a fresh new start.

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  • 10 November 2020

    Vakkaru Maldives Wins Four Times Over at the 2020 World Travel Awards

    Vakkaru Maldives has a quartet of very good reasons to celebrate over the coming festive season and beyond: launched in 2017, the private-island retreat has just been crowned a winner four times over at the 27th Annual World Travel Awards. Immensely proud to receive such recognition just three years after opening, the independently run resort has been named Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort 2020 and The World’s Leading Honeymoon Resort. Additionally, its immense signature four-bedroom overwater villa The Residence has been named both Maldives’ Leading Hotel Suite 2020 and Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Suite 2020.

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  • 28 October 2020

    A Smashing Time With Tipsarevic Luxury Tennis

    In recognition of the resort’s new hospitality concept Vakkare, which places the concept of physical, mental and emotional care at the core of all that Vakkaru provides, Vakkaru Maldives is delighted to be partnering with Tipsarevic Luxury Tennis. Founded by former World No. 8 tennis player Janko Tipsarevic, Tipsarevic Luxury Tennis will bring some of the world’s most accomplished tennis professionals for short-term residences as well as Serbian Tennis Pro, Barbara Bonic, who will be the resort’s Resident Tennis Coach.

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  • Introduction to Vakkare

    July 21, 2020

    Introduction to Vakkare

    Proud to represent one of the world’s foremost luxury resorts, the team at Vakkaru Maldives have always done everything in their power to ensure guests enjoy a holiday experience to treasure forever.

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  • Easter in Vakkaru Maldives

    6 - 16 April 2020

    An Egg-cellent Easter in a Timeless Sanctuary

    This Easter, an amazing line-up of endlessly fun activities abound every day for the whole family in our timeless sanctuary. Hop into spring with an island getaway full of time-honoured Easter traditions, from delectable feasts, plenty of treats and fun games for the little ones and special programmes taking place every day.

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  • Tennis Programs with Erika Zanchetta

    20 December 2019 - 20 January 2020

    Exclusive Tennis Programs with Erika Zanchetta

    Make the most of your island getaway this Festive season as Vakkaru Maldives collaborates with Lux Tennis, a Tennis Management Company providing professional Tennis Coaches to luxury resorts worldwide. From 20 December 2019 to 20 January 2020, the resort welcomes a guest tennis pro, Erika Zanchetta, who will bring her expertise and flair for the game to the Sports Fields.

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  • Festive Season at Vakkaru Maldives

    December 21, 2019 - January 06, 2019

    Celebrate Festive Season at Vakkaru Maldives

    Embark on a timeless journey as soon as you step onto our idyllic island paradise. Leave the time behind, disconnect from reality and reconnect to each other while discovering what our resort to offer to create enriched memories during the festive season. Our team has prepared lot of exciting programs to look forward to throughout the festive season, with an array of indulgent culinary experiences, lively entertainment, exciting recreational and rejuvenating wellness activities for all to enjoy

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  • Megan Hess at Vakkaru Maldives

    January 05, 2020- January 06, 2020

    A Seaside Adventure with Claris The Mouse & Megan Hess at Vakkaru Maldives

    This festive season, Vakkaru Maldives welcomes internationally-renowned fashion illustrator and author, Megan Hess for the exclusive launch of her third book in The Claris Collection, Claris: Bonjour Riviera on 5 and 6 January 2020.

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  • MasterChef Marcel Thiele at Vakkaru Maldives

    July Mid, 2019

    Gastronomical Culinary Journey with MasterChef Marcel Thiele at Vakkaru Maldives

    Vakkaru Maldives together with the certified Master Chef and SPICEHUNTER®and International High-End Gastronomy Expert of KOPPERT CRESS, Chef Marcel Thiele, concluded a Sustainable Gastronomical Culinary Journey with a series of exclusive dining experiences and cooking classes held on the island in mid-July

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  • Yasmin Karachiwala,

    August 9-13, 2019

    Yasmin Karachiwala Successfully Hosts First Retreat in the Maldives “Hack Your 21st Century Digitised Body” at Vakkaru Maldives

    Vakkaru Maldives together with world-renowned fitness expert, Yasmin Karachiwala, concluded her first ever retreat in the Maldives. Her “Hack Your 21st Century Digitized Body” was held from 9 to 13 August 2019, delivering a high-octane bespoke programme to guests at the luxury resort.

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  • Going Beyond Chocolate

    October 22, 2019

    Going Beyond Chocolate

    Vakkaru Maldives will be opening its shores to Alistair Birt, Head Pastry Chef of Harrods London this 22 – 25 October 2019 for an extraordinary experience with chocolate. Guests on island will be in for a treat as they embark on a journey to discover this ancient food of the gods with Alistair through a series of experiences curated exclusively for Vakkaru Maldives.

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